Australianist meeting in Manchester


Australianist Workshop, Preliminary Programme
University of Manchester, Fr/Sa, 12-13 December
Fr 12 Dec
14.00-14.45 Clair Hill MPI Nijmegen Discourse functions of ignoratives in Umpila and Kuuku
14.45-15.30 Robert Mailhammer Univ. Eichstätt The role of pragmatics in the interpretation of aspectual
verb forms in Amurdak
16.00-16.45 Stephan Spronck MPI Nijmegen The semantic basis of verb classification in Ngarinyin – a
first exploration
16.45-17.30 Jean-Christophe
Univ. Leuven The genetic status of Umpithamu
17.30-18.15 Anthony Grant Edge Hill Univ. The Lower Burdekin languages: a reappraisal
Dinner in the “Curry Mile”
Sat 13 Dec
9.30-10.15 Claire Bowern Yale Univ. Hunter-Gatherer Language Change: An overview
10.15-11.00 Natalie Weber Yale Univ. Lexical and morphological reconstruction of Marrngu
11.30-12.15 Felicity Meakins Univ. Manchester Taking a stance on coverbs: Positional verb constructions
in Gurindji Kriol
12.15-13.00 Dorothea Hoffmann Univ. Manchester Motion and travel in Jaminjung and Kriol (to be confirmed)
14.30-15.15 Candide Simard Univ. Manchester Prosodic units in Jaminjung
15.15-16.00 Eva Schultze-Berndt Univ. Manchester Form and Function of split noun phrases in Jaminjung
16.30-17.15 Bill McGregor Univ. Arhus The genitive in Worrorran languages
17.15-18.00 Stefanie Fauconnier Univ. Leuven Constructional effects of inanimate Agents in Australian
Other Participants:
Justin Spence, Berkeley
Louise Ashmore, SOAS, London


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